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Mar 12, 2011 11:00pm EST
. >>> other after shock hit japan with a magnitude of 6.2 and this is in east of tokyo and got slammed with an 8.9 magnitude earthquake on friday, and with more than 150 after shocks since then and between the quake and tsunami, the death toll could climb past 4,000. 4million homes without power, an oil refinery is burning and there are major concerns about this nuclear reactor. and with search going bronx, it's -- going wrong, it's impossible to ignore the need. >> american relief efforts are underway and they're on alert and headed out, and search-and- rescue teams is en route. molly henny bug looks at how america is responding. >> reporter: seven u.s. military ships were sent to the region, including the uss ronald reagan with medical facilities on board and airlift capabilities to move people and supply. president obama had a briefing this morning. the white house said, by his homeland security advisor in the office. and in japan, the u.s. has 38,000 troops stationed in japan. the defense department put out this video of marines preparing to leave their homebase on the island of ok
FOX
Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
of japan has invested more than $85 billion into money markets. now damage is estimated to be in the tens of billions of dollars and the ground is still shaking with aftershocks. i'm will thomas. >> i'm maureen umeh. nuclear officials believe there's been another explosion at one of japan's nuclear reactors. that news is just coming in. with the world rushing to japan's aid, there are thousands of people still missing. >> reporter: by this morning, the u.s.s. reagan and its support ships and other u.s. military personnel had already begun 20 missions. the aircraft have been conducting missions on the lookout for things like this, a man found 10 miles out to sea, clinging to his roof. he had apparently run back to his house to retriever things when the tsunami hit. he broke down and cried. his wife remains missing. in addition to military help, the u.s. is providing lots of civilian humanitarian add. two rescue teams, one from fairfax, virginia, the other from los angeles have arrived in japan. they are among teams sent from 10 different countries. the american red cross also helping out i
FOX
Mar 11, 2011 5:00pm EST
, stranding thousands of commuters. roz plater is live in the newsroom with more on this disaster in japan, roz? >> reporter: the pictures are surreal, hard for us to imagine. the area of devastation said to be nearly 200 miles long, 50 miles wide and the shaking may not be over yet. this is the scene inside the office building as the quake first struck before 3:00 p.m. along japan's northeastern coast. the massive quake, 8.9, set off a fury. fires. this one at a refinery outside of tokyo burned out of control, buildings collapsed trapping people beneath the rubble. chaos erupting in the streets as people ran for safety as dozens of after shocks, some greater than 6.0, followed the initial shake, one of the biggest quakes in modern history. >> it is gargantuan earthquake by modern standards. the rupture length was 180 miles. >> reporter: the powerful quake unleashed a powerful tsunami, a wall of water that swept up cars and homes as if they were toys. the floods pushed way over acres of land and authorities report they lost track of one train and a sh
FOX
Mar 15, 2011 6:00am EDT
>>> a new danger this morning threatening survivors of last week's earthquake and tsunami in japan. more damage at a nuclear power plant leaking radioactivity into surrounding areas. this morn, government official are saying it is must to impact human health. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> good morning. thank you for being with us early on this tuesday morning and for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons. the latest out of japan this morning. dangerously high levels of radiation are leaking from a nuclear power plant in northeastern japan following an explosion and fire today. the plant was already damaged following last week's earthquake and tsunami. 140,000 people living near the fukushima dai-ichi planted are being told to stay indoors because of the risk of radiation exposure and officials say there is a risk of more leaks. as fears of nuclear fall outrise, japan's nikkei is falling sharply. more than 2,400 people are confirmed dead, killed in the quake and tsunami. officials say tens of thousands of people may have been swep
FOX
Mar 20, 2011 9:00am EDT
. >> chris: i'm chri chris walla. the latest on the battle in libya and the nuclear crisis in japan. right now on "fox news sunday." missile strikes. the u.s. and britain fire more than 100 cruise missiles as coalition forces act to protect the libyan rebels from muammar qaddafi. we'll have an update on talk with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen live on "fox news sunday." then two leading senators weigh in on the mix, lindsey graham and jack reed. japan works t work contain a nr disaster. we will get the latest from japan and talk with the secretary of energy steven chu. plus, we ask our sunday panel if the president is taking the lead on these issues or following. all right now on "fox news sunday." hello again from fox news in washington where we are tracking two major stories. we have a reporter in libya where the u.s. and its allies are using military force to protect the antiqaddafi rebels. and in japan, where officials are making progress toward bringing a nuclear plant under control. we'll have more on that later and talk with the secretary of energy. f
FOX
Mar 11, 2011 5:00am EST
. >>> we are continuing to follow the breaking news of the major earthquake in japan where a tsunami has flooded the northeast and more than 50 countries in the pacific on alert for a tsunami including the west coast of the u.s. and canada. in the last hour, tsunami warning sirens have been going off in hawaii bracing for a tidal we've. the 8.9 earthquake one of the biggest to hit japan. the prime minister there calling for calm. the government calling for international assistance and the u.s. ambassador in japan says the united states is ready to help. >>> we'll continue to monitor that throughout the morning. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. tucker barnes with us here with a look at our forecast as we get things moving on a friday morning. >> good morning. much improvement today after last night got very interesting. we had severe thunderstorm warnings, a lot of heavy rain. all of that oust here and now we are looking at some sunshine. >> that will be good. >> quieter weather and spring- like conditions around here. we've been promising it all week. by tomorrow, it will be ab
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 10:00pm EDT
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> explosion at a nuclear power plant in japan, radiation possibly leaking at this hour. crews are scrambling as the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami rises. >>> another big story, new details about a brutal attack at a shopping hotspot, the clue that could help police hunting for two killers on the loose tonight. >>> we'll begin with the looming nuclear threat in japan, a third explosion rocking a damaged power plant. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. more than 2,400 people confirmed dead, thousands more missing as rescuers continue sifting through debris. fox 5's laura evans is following the developing details from the newsroom. >> while people on japan's east coast deal with the death and devastation the new clear threat grows tonight. you mentioned the latest explosion at the fukushima nuclear power plant and tonight officials suspect a container may be damaged. radiation may be leaking. one woman who lives near the plant said it's like a horror movie. this is perhaps one of the greatest catastrophes this country has kno
FOX
Mar 15, 2011 7:00am EDT
might be helping you if you are looking for ways to help the victims in japan. we set up a phone bank this morning to make sure you have an easy way to donate to organizations helping in the recovery efforts in japan. call the number on your screen, 202-895-3307. again the number is 202-895- 3307. we have representatives from the adventist development and relief agency, the baptist world alliance, the salvation army, world vision and the universal relief team. when you call, your organization will go to the charity who answers the phone unless you specify a specific charity. >>> and first let's look at our forecast with tony. >> hi, allison and good morning, everybody. i told you we would have partial sunshine this morning and we do. we will see changing conditions during the course of the day. more clouds later and rainfall too. let's look at hd radar and the rain is a ways away. we have a mix of clouds and sun. sunrise i think occurs at 7:20 this morning. so the rain is not nearby. later on i think we could see a few rain showers develop during the course of the afternoon but the mo
FOX
Mar 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> the latest now on the disafter ther in japan. there was a third explosion and a fire at the same nuclear plant that has had problems since fry's earthquake. the government is warning of high levels of radiation leaking from that plant. let's get to sherry ly live in the newsroom. >> reporter: the japanese government has warned that radiation levels around that planted are harmful to people and ordered 140,000 people within 20 miles to now seal themselves indoors. elevated radiation levels were reported in tokyo 170 miles south of the damaged nuclear plant but officials say it is too small to threaten the 39 million people living there. as far as the earthquake, the death toll is now topping 2700 people. four reactors at the fukushima dai-ichi plant are leaking dangerous levels of radiation reported 100 times normal levels. there was radioactivity released directly into the atmosphere fueling panic in japan. official estimates now that the death toll will reach more than 10,000 people following that earthquake and tsunami. days later, waves of bodi
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 5:00am EDT
to northwest. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> let's get the latest on the disaster in japan. tension is still high as officials are racing to avoid another catastrophe in the quake-damaged nuclear plant. a second fire broke out at one of the reactors sending out high levels of radiation in the atmosphere. it forced emergency workers to temporarily flee. >> we get more from sherry ly with the latest on what is happening. >> reporter: japan's emperor went on television calling the nuclear crisis unpredictable and saying he is deeply concerned and hopes things will not get worse. workers are trying to avert a catastrophe but the surge in radiation forced them to material suspend their efforts to stop a meltdown. they are considering spraying water and boric acid over the plant to cool the reactors and contain the radiation. a reactor fire went off today. workers were forced to leave. since friday's earthquake, three of the reactors at the fukushima dai-ichi power plant had explosions. many fuel rods are damaged and japanese television reports the cores of two reactors have part
FOX
Mar 17, 2011 6:00am EDT
>>> all right, the united states now advising americans to leave japan and warning those with travel plans to stay away. >>> evacuations have been authorized at issue, the radiation risk and what many fear is not being said about it. >>> also following a developing story here at home. hazmat crews called to a montgomery county neighborhood after the explosion of night. fox 5 morning news -- overnight. fox 5 morning news continues now at 6:00. >>> a take a look from the tower cam over wisconsin avenue this morning, northwest washington on this thursday morning, march 17th. 2011. good morning and happy st. patrick's day. thanks for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm steve cheveney. >> and i'm sarah simmons, the forecast with tony perkins, we're slap happy. >> that impacts it as well and certainly -- things have been tough so it's nice to look forward to something like the nice happy day. and i think we will have that as far as our weather goes, in fact, i want to start and right to it. the st. patrick's day forecast. yeah. for those of you marking the day and with any
FOX
Mar 15, 2011 10:00pm EDT
this is fox 5 news at 10. >> testifying new developments in japan. one of the troubled reactors catches fire. tonight, another desperate plan to try to keep this from becoming a full meltdown. >>> closer to home, heart wrenching moments for the family of a woman murdered inside a bethesda store. new details about the clues that could lead police to her killers. >>> we're going to begin tonight with devastating new developments in japan. good evening, everyone. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. we're in the news room now monitoring those constant changes in japan. laura evans is with me with what's unfolding at the fukushima plant. >> if this couldn't get worse, a fire at one of the reactors, they believe is causing the release of radioactivity. >> how is the government responding? >> they're increasing the radius. they're telling anyone within 20 miles of the plant to seal themselves indoors to try to avoid any exposure. >> this means everybody that was already nervous is even more on edge. >> not only are they dealing with the radiation scare, they're also still dealing
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 10:00pm EDT
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 is working two big stories tonight. japan in the grips of a nuclear crisis. crews are racing to prevent a meltdown at a nuclear plant while hundreds of thousands of quake and tsunami victims struggle to survive. >>> but we begin tonight with a major shakeup in d.c. city hall. mayor gray's chief of staff out. thanks for joining us tonight at 10:00. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. the move comes after weeks of scandals including revelations of overpaid staffers. fox 5's wisdom martin here to explain what this means for the city government. >> mayor gray said he requested and accepted the resignation of chief of staff gerri mason hall. he said they discussed the resignation over the last several days and in the end gray says the distractions with the personnel matters were overshadowing the government's work. chief of staff gerri mason hall is out. the mayor says he's known her 20 years and she is an outstanding professional but when it came down to it -- >> i think this issue around personnel eventually became a huge challenge, numero
FOX
Mar 11, 2011 10:00pm EST
on japan. cars and homes swept away by a violent wall of water, now help is on the way. >> for our japanese friends whatever assistance is needed. >> and as rescuers scramble to find survivors, another danger looms. fox 5 is covering every angle of this disaster. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. in japan it is now noon on what will be a very long day. the death toll stands in the hundreds. we'll continue to rise -- will continue to rise. rescue aides are rushing to survivors. >> there has been a state of emergency declared at two nuclear power plants. massive evacuations are underway as workers struggle to prevent meltdowns. fox 5's roz plater has our coverage tonight. >> reporter: radioactive levels have surged to about 1,000 times the normal level and some 14,000 people are being told to evacuate and they're telling people as far as 16 miles away to stay indoors. daylight and the devastation is in clear focus, massive fires spill spewing thick black smoke into the sky and there is trouble at two nuclear plants about 170 miles northeast of tokyo. the qua
FOX
Mar 11, 2011 11:00pm EST
edge at 11:00. >>> the news edge all over the earthquake disaster in japan. fears growing by the hour tonight about two nuclear reactors. levels inside one, a whopping 1,000 times higher than normal. no one is sure how it will get brought under control. the cooling systems inside those reactors knocked out by the most powerful earthquake in japan's history followed by a massive tsunami. as many as 1,000 people are feared dead. fox 5's roz plater monitoring the images of devastation still coming into the newsroom tonight. >> that earthquake struck almost 24 hours ago now, about 3:00 in the afternoon when folks were at home, work or shopping. many picked up their cell phones and began recording that 8.9 quake. here now the impact through their eyes. this video taken inside the home of a young japanese family, the father walking from room to room capturing the frightening tremors and surveying the damage as his daughters duck under a table for cover. at the same time workers in a grocery store dodging cans as they come flying off the shelves. more terrifying moments at an air
FOX
Mar 15, 2011 9:00am EDT
. >>> turning to the disaster in japan now, another blast and a fire at the nuclear plant damaged by friday's earthquake and this morning there are warnings of high levels of radiation leaking from the plant. >> we get the latest from sherry ly. she is live in the news room following this story. good morning, sherry. >> reporter: good morning, tony and allison. radiation levels were reported 100 times higher than normal around that crippled power plant and with the latest explosion and fire the nuclear crisis is escalating. the confirmed death toll from the quake climbed to 3300 people and chances of finding more survivors is growing slimmer. you can hear their misery as the tsunami wall of water rolls in. taking everything in its way. and now days later waves of bodies are washing ashore in japan. the water crushed communities to mere rubble. and put their residents through pure terror. >> i saw water and i ran. the water was chasing me like that. >> reporter: millions of people have no food and no water and no heat in near freezing temperatures. they are homeless and cramming into shelter
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
coming from japanese officials. >> events unfeeling in japan incident appears to be more serious than three-mile island. to what extent, we don't know now and as they're unfolding rapidly on an hour-by-hour, day- by-day basis and there are conflicting reports, so we don't know what is happening. >> reporter: at the white house, questions surveyed about the japanese government's honesty in dealing with the crisis and who americans should listen to. >> when there is a situation when our advice on what to do in reaction to this incident to protect your physical safety, if first from the advice the government of japan is giving, we'll give separate and additional advice to american citizens in japan. >> reporter: millions are struggling still with no electricity, little food, water or heat and in frigid temperatures, rescuers are trying to find survivors five days later, followed by a tsunamina thaswallowed entire towns, survivors are being found. >> chances of survival are small but we're doing our best. >> reporter: and foreigners are continueing to evacuate japan tonight. the death tol
FOX
Mar 27, 2011 11:15pm EDT
will welcome back. when -- welcome back. when disaster struck two weeks ago in japan, lives were changed forever. business and homes destroyed. many were asked to stay away. for one local athlete, the urge to return to his home country is now stronger than ever. lindsey murphy has the story. >> tennis is important to ichiro yokowma. nothing compares to the pride he has for his home country. on march 11 devastation hit the northeast coast of japan first an esche earthquake followed by a tsunami. the numbers continue to grow. >> people aren't really panicking. they really are appreciating all the help they're getting from other countries. hopefully wet wey get the nuclear thing fixed up so we can start rebuilding. >> it's start of that rebuilding process as a star of the wooten high school tennis team, he's helping to build awareness and raise money for relief efforts. the entire student body is as they launch two-week campaign known as stand up for japan. >> just knowing i'm part of a whole team trying to raise money for such a horrible disaster means a
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 4:25am EDT
three minutes. back to you. >> thank you, tucker. >>> the devastation in japan continues. another hydrogen explosion at a nuclear plant injured 11 workers but officials say the reactor is still intact. the death toll is now over 10,000 people. the central bank is pumping nearly $200 billion into the market but the to go i don't stock exchange still plunged 6%. here at home, the disaster in japan was a big issue on the sunday talk shows. melanie alnwick has a round-up for us. >> reporter: japan's u.s. ambassador and on meet the press. >> we have to take quick action. we have to take a most cautious attitude and also we have to mobilize all our forces. these are the principles in meeting with these great challenges that we are face. >> reporter: a nuclear security expert told chris wallace. worst case scenario is a full meltdown of multiple reactors. >> they spew radioactivity into the ground, the air, water. some of that radioactivity could carry in the atmosphere to the west coast of the united states. >> reporter: the fear is already spreading, dampening what had been a growing c
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> in japan, rescue workers are using chain saws and hand picks to dig out bodies in japan's devastated coastal region. as mary ann rafferty shows us, there was a second explosion at a nuclear plant. we can take a look at some of the photos here coming in. we are having trouble with mary ann's audio. we'll pass that along to you in a little bit. the fairfax county urban search and rescue team on the ground in japan with other humanitarian aid on the way. their mission is to help people found out at sea in addition to under the rubble. american navy bases are close to the quake zone helping with efforts there. the u.s. sent one other urban search and rescue team. that team is from los angeles. of course, our coverage will be online on myfoxdc.com. let's check back in with mary ann after -- rafferty with a look at japan. >> there was a loud bang followed by white smoke and a third reactor of the power planted. it is likely that a hydrogen explosion occurred. >> reporter: authorities have been frantically trying to cool the plant down following a system failure in the wake of a massive ea
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
>>> a second hydrogen explosion in three days reported at a nuclear plant in japan. the u.s. now shifting offshore aid away from the area. meantime, the death toll is rying in the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated the nation. we have got the latest developments straight ahead. >>> sexual assault and murder inside a popular store in bethesda. the suspects are still on the loose. fox 5 morning news continues now at 6:00. >>> start you off with a view of the nation's capital this morning. it is monday morning, march 14. 38degrees at reagan national airport. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's get a check of weather with tucker barnes. he is here with more on what is a chilly start to the day but it will be a nice forecast for the rest of the week too. >> temperature-wise, this will be the cool one today and better and better from here. by the end of the week, spring is going to -- it will feel like spring around here. let's get right to the bus stop forecast. it will be cold for the kids or for you
FOX
Mar 13, 2011 6:00pm EDT
>>> right now at 6:00, all eyes on japan where the death toll has topped 10,000. two days after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and killer tsunami. >>> millions of people are still without food, water and electricity. entire towns are destroyed. more than 180,000 people have evacuated the northeastern coast and hundreds scanned for radiation exposure as nuclear power plants may be on the verge of a meltdown. >>> tonight there are reports as many as 160 people in japan have been exposed to radiation. thanks for joining us at 6:00. i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maureen umeh. and residents from our area are touching down in japan to assist in the aftermath. >> the search and rescue team was mobilized on friday. they landed at 1:30 this morning. there are 74 team members, including doctors, engineers, firefighters and rescue dogs. the entire world is feeling the effects of the disaster in japan. the aftermath has been intensified by new problems with yet another nuclear facility. here is fox's adam housely with what is happening right now. >> reporter: fear growing in japan over a possible nuc
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 11:00pm EDT
to the disaster in japan and the latest efforts to it avoid a meltdown of the damaged nuclear -- to avoid a meltdown of the damaged nuclear reactors on the pacific coast. let's go to fox 5 laura evans down in the newsroom monitoring the very latest information. >> that's one of the possible solutions, another effort is plant operators say they're close to finishing a new power line that could ease the crisis, but there is still great concern and confusion over the situation at fukushima involving a pool there. the chief of the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission said told the water is gone from that pool -- today the water is gone from that pool. if that is true, it means there would be nothing to stop a potential meltdown, but the japanese tonight deny that. as for the survivors, the earthquake and tsunami has ripped away life as they knew it. hundreds of thousands of people are crammed into makeshift shelters across japan and all the while still dealing with almost hourly aftershocks, freezing cold temperatures outside and food rationing. the infrastructure roads where cars once drove a
FOX
Mar 11, 2011 6:00am EST
, where simple goodness begins. >>> off the top, the earthquake in japan overnight. there are tsunami warnings across the pacific from russia to california. good morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> good morning. i'm gurvir dhindsa. we want to go straight to our top story. there is now a major rescue operation in tokyo and other cities. authorities say there are no leaks from nuclear plants so far. >> tens of thousands of people stranded in trains in tokyo. we are all getting reports of at least 32 deaths. that number expected to go up though. the 8.9 earthquake, the largest to hit japan in 100 years. the government now calling for international assistance. look at all those cars there in the water with the boats. the u.s. ambassador in japan says the united states is ready to help. >> the pictures coming from there absolutely increedible. the big story for us here at home, the heavy rain that we had in the last 24 to 48 hours. here is a live look from canal road which is closed and it remains closed this morning as a result of flooding and mudslides in that area. we still have a lot of po
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
satuay which le fo workers d anused masse acuations. japan formerly for lpt. nto stce we ca ja fm comultiple saers, and we witand me idea of the mae ofew es give the disaster. amateur video capturing the monstrous force and cruelty of e tsunami. a tide of over 1,00boes washed up along the japan coast line, overwhelming crematoriums and exhausting supplies of body bags. two u. sear-r-acue team are on the ground to assist and across the country, rescue crews are continuing to search for survivors. millions are on a fourth night without food, water, and heat and near-freezing temperatures on the northeast coast line. tensions are high for those trying to get in touch with loved ones. >> the phones were us abouty all the time and there was no way connect. we trade e-mail. >> reporter: desperation and devastation made worse by constant after shocks, triggering new fears of a massive earthquake. and hundreds of thousands of people are in shelters, but the situation there, too, is grim and there are reports that the shelters are running out of food and water. meanwhile, the u.s. energy d
FOX
Mar 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
the no-fly zone over libya. >>> an update now on the disaster in japan. members of the nuclear regulatory commission met yesterday at its headquarters in rockville. they say the situation at a damaged nuclear plant in japan appears to be stabilizing. officials are working to restore power to the cooling systems but that could steak a few more weeks because of the extensive damage caused by the deadly 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. more than 450,000 people have been displaced from that and the death toll could top 18,000. a virginia woman's body has been found in the rub all of a building in japan too. 4-year-old taylor anderson was killed during the earthquake and tsunami. anderson was a took placer from chesterfield county and she was in japan teaching english. governor bob mcdonald says anderson personified the self- 'sness and sense of duty that americans serving abroad have become known for and his thoughts and prayers go out to her family. >>> new details about the murder inside the lululemon store in bethesda. the accused killer brittany norwood and in court yesterday for the first tim
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Mar 27, 2011 11:00pm EDT
tomorrow on fox 5 morning news. >>> now to a developing story. japan on alert. a tsunami warning in effect right now after another strong earthquake hit. a 6.5. it is monday morning there. the quake hit just hours ago. officials are saying an 18-inch high tsunami could be generated by the trembler. there are no of damage or injuries. the epicenter was just off japan's northeast shore off the same spot where the devastating 9.0 earthquake was centeredded. high levels of radioactive residue off the coast of japan. it's the latest in what has been a long and frightening battle with the badly damaged nuclear reactor. natalie has the latest right now from japan. >> reporter: families are returning to pick up the pieces. >> my husband found them in a drawer in the wreckage of our home. >> reporter: through all the sentimental tokens found, many more meaningful ones have been lost. >> keep saying -- we also had a pet a-dog everyone loved t became a victim of the tsunami. we couldn't save it. >> reporter: until now, japan's citizens have calmly coped with the double disaster almost reverent to the
FOX
Mar 16, 2011 6:00am EDT
>>> the danger of a nuclear disafter ther in japan continues to grow. >> the situation at a plant damaged in the earthquake and tsunami so severe that workers fighting to prevent a meltdown were withdrawn from the plant. the latest on the radiation risk this morning. >>> here at home. >>> the search for suspects in a murder at a bethesda business continues. what the community is doing it keep everyone safe. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> good morning. it is 6:00 on this wednesday, march 16th. thank you for waking up with us this morning as we take a live look over washington, d.c. a little wet on the roadways out there as you head out today. thanks for waking up with us. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm steve chenevey. glad to be along with you this morning. tony perkins with us as we try to dry things out today. >> we had some overnight rain, a couple more showers out there to the east. we'll see improvement through the course of the day although i think a lot of clouds will hang around. we'll show you how things are shaping up early this morning. you will see that the prec
FOX
Mar 11, 2011 7:00am EST
schools are delayed this morning. we want to get to the breaking news out of japan. an 8.9 magnitude earthquake has triggered a tsunami. there are at least 32 deaths. it may be the biggest quake to ever hit japan. and new warnings are up for the entire pacific. sherri ly has been tracking the developments all night. we'll hear from her in a moment. >>> first, we want to look at our forecast here. you may have the best news of the someday. >> i think so. we'll have some sunshine building in. we'll see some sunshine for the first half of the day. some clouds in the afternoon. look at the west. that's snow in west virginia. that won't get in here, but a disturbance to our north will bring us some clouds. it will be a lot nicer than during the day yesterday. temperatures were cool, but not cold. 40 at reagan national. winds are out of the northwest at 12. bring along a jacket today. our highs this afternoon will be in the middle 50s. partly sunny skies. could be a scattered shower. 54 degrees. winds out of the west. let me add that we still have flood warnings for frederick county and t
FOX
Mar 12, 2011 6:00pm EST
>> tonight, we're following the latest in the disaster in japan. the japanese government estimates the death toll could top 1,000. right now, the search continues for more than 600 missing people in the wake of the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in japan and the killer tsunami that followed. to make matters worse, an explosion at a nuclear plant has sparked fears of a possible nuclear meltdown. meantime, aid is pouring into japan from all over the world, including the united states. thanks for joining us at 6. i'm will thomas. >> i'm maureen umeh. the ravaged nation is beginning to grasp the scale of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. all eyes are on the nuclear power plant along the coast where an explosion destroyed the building and set potentially dangerous radiation eminating through the air. tens of thousands of people were evacuated. >> the japanese military is hard at work, rescuing trapped tsunami survivors. watch as people are plucked from the rooftops. >> survivors are rushing to nearby stores, waiting along the lines to stock up on food and water and aid has
FOX
Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
but the child has been charged. >> a story we will follow closely. >>> let's go to japan, tonight the nuclear nightmare shows no signs of ending soon. a frantic effort to cool the reactors goes on while the president is taking new steps to help japan. tonight we are getting a view of the reactors we have not seen. the president paid a visit to the japanese embassy as well. >> reporter: he did and signed a new condolence book. this new video was shot by a helicopter fly over looking right down into the core. they are trying to restart its cooling: it is a firemen's brigade like no other in history. they are now in a race against time. >> they are worried about radiation levels and getting information from japan. >> reporter: the radiation at the reactors mean helicopters can only fly 40 minutes at a time. the ground crews risking their lives are being rotated. >> i am confident that japan will rebuild. >> reporter: earlier in the day president obama came here to the japanese embassy to offer condolences where flags fly at half staff and people have left flowers. he sought to calm fears this r
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Mar 20, 2011 6:00pm EDT
tonight two units at japan's nuclear plant have cooled down enough to be declared under control. the small victory comes after days of pumping water into the fuel storage pools. as those two units cooled down, the pressure rose in a third reactor. the units began overheating and releasing radiation into the air after the tsunami disrupted the plants cooling system. as the world watches to see if the plantings into meltdown, there are concerns about the spent fuel rods. those contain higher levels of radiation than the nuclear reactors themselves. some scientists are saying this could have been for seen as a contingency plan put in place. while radiation is a carcinogen, it's hard to tell what health concerns could arise. >> the radiation today and yesterday into the area surrounding the fukushima nuclear power plant are lower than the radiation fields that were observed in the chernobyl accident at the same distances. >> nearly 80% of france's population relies on nuclear power. china announced a moratorium on new china plants. now there is renewed talks about trying to move away from nucl
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Mar 15, 2011 4:25am EDT
warnings on the disafter the are going on in japan. there was a third explosion in the damaged nuclear plant last night and a fire in another reacteddor. the government for the first time is warning that high levels of radiation leaked out and it is dangerous to human health. the prime minister went on tv saying the radiation is now spreading. the news sent the japanese stock market into a spiral plummeting more than 12%. the death toll from friday's quake is officially just over 2,400 with more than 3,000 still missing. the usgs has raised the magnitude of the quake to a 9.0. we are getting more dramatic video of the moment that tsunami changed the face of one city forever. we'll let the pictures tell you the story. >>> just amazing to see what that water can do. you can see that entire video on our web site. we know a lot of you want to know what you can do to help the people of japan. fox 5 is hosting a phone bank this morning to take your donations that. -- to take your donations. that gets under way at 6:00 a.m. you can also find out more at myfoxdc.com. >>> fox 5 morning news at
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Mar 25, 2011 10:00pm EDT
story in japan, the new threat that is escalating the crisis at a nuclear plant. >>> plus a judge comes down hard on a driver responsible for this horrific crash. the courtroom drama next. 22 >>> it's a heartbreaking story. 3-month-old sarah uraqway was run over and killed by her mother's car in prince george's county this morning. sarah's 3-year-old brother and mother were also hurt in the freak accident on mont peel ya drive and laurel. the mother pulled -- montpelier drive and laurel. the mother pulled the car in the driveway and forgot to put it in park and the car rolled over the child. >>> four children lost their mother when a driver who was on drugs slammed into their car in southeast d.c. last year. today the judge hit that driver with a 20 year prison sentence which is unusually long for manslaughter cases. fox 5's john henrehan reports. >> reporter: the crash happened on alabama avenue in southeast washington last april. a mother and her four children were riding in this toyota camry when according to witnesses the driver of a white speeding van crossed over the double yell
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Mar 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >>> the latest now on the japan disaster. nuclear meltdown fears are renewed after a second explosion at a power plant. the blast was enough to force uss ronald reagan to move further off shore after it detected high radiation levels. the death toll now stands at 2800 but that number is expected to climb dramatically. a police chief fears 10,000 dead in his province alone. now the sheer scope of the destruction made clear of the images like this. before and after satellite pictures show vibrant and commercial fishing villages swamped. the force enough to shift the island of japan by 8 feet. and take this man found on top of his roof floating ten miles out at sea. his wife was swept away but he was saved. one group of elderly people survived two days in a car tossed around by the tsunami. onlookers spotted movement in a back window and summoned rescuers. >>> japan is facing a growing crisis and we get more from -- doug luzader on capitol hill. >> reporter: the death toll is quickly rising and there are fears of a nuclear meltdown. the new images of the tsunami show just how devastating the surge
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Mar 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
continue to follow the deadly earthquake and tsunami in japan this morning. the official death toll now standing at 2800 but some estimate that could go as high as 10,000. >> the country has experienced more than 150 aftershocks. most recent a 6.2 earthquake. and there is new word that nuclear fuel rods were temporarily closed. >> that was in unit two of the nuclear plant. the exposure raises the risk of a reactor overheating which could lead to a meltdown. >> and it is the latest concern for what is already a busy day for the plant as the country struggles to begin picking up the pieces. >> reporter: a hydrogen explosion rocked the nuclear plant on monday. it isn't clear how much, if any, radiation has been released. >> there was a loud bang followed by white smoke in the third reactor of the power plant. it's likely that a hydrogen explosion occurred. >> reporter: authorities have been frantically trying to cool the plant following a system failure in the wake of a massive earthquake and tsunami. the government has evacuated tens of thousands near the area. monday also brought a power
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Mar 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
to the latest developments in japan. there were two more earthquakes measuring over 6.0 in the south and north of japan last night, killing four people. these on top of the dozens of aftershocks from last friday's historic 9.0 quake. the death toll from the earthquake and the following tsunami could be more than 10,000. >> the aftershocks leekly to continue. we get more on the latest dangers at the damaged nuclear plant from fox 5's sherry ly live in the news room. good morning, sherry. >> reporter: good morning, tony. those emergency workers have been ordered to return to the nuclear power plant after they were evacuated this morning. that cost valuable time. in a rare address to the nation. the japan emperor said he was concerned and urged people not to give up, but conditions at the nuclear power plant seem to be worsening. yet another fire at japan's fukushima nuclear plant and a spike in radiation levels forced the 50 remaining workers there to seek shelter and at least temporarily suspend their work to cool down reactors. >> i think the very imminent dangers to those people that live aro
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >>> greater concern out of the damaged nuclear plant in japan this morning. smoke seen from a damaged reactor as president obama works to assure americans there is no radiation risk in the u.s. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> we're going to get started at 6:00 thon friday as we look live over washington, d.c. this morning. it will be a nice one. temperatures already nice out there this mourn. it will be a great day. good morning, thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons. >>> i'm steve chenevey, thank you for being with us this friday morning. let's say good morning to tony perkins. >> good morning everybody. not a bad day on tap for us. let's take a look, get to it, your satellite-radar composite, no moisture or precipitation out there i should say. humidity levels 75, 76%. we do have clouds across the region this morning. i do think we will feature some clouds during the course of the day. will we see sunshine? yes, there will be clouds around as well. nothing in the way of precipitation for us during the day. off to the west you could see a little showe
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
in japan continues with two more earthquakes measuring over 6.0 in the south and north of japan, killing four people. this is on top of the dozens of aftershocks after the 9.0 quake. the death toll could top 10,000. the aftershocks shaking an already crippled nation. there was a fourth incident at the nuclear plant. a fire broke out in plant number four. >> let's get the latest from sherry ly in the news room. sherry, good morning? >> reporter: good morning, allison and steve. workers at the plant were briefly evacuated last night and they are now preparing to go back in. international teams are in place to help the japanese but the threat of nuclear meltdown may be growing. yet another fire at the fukushima nuclear plant and a spike in radiation levels forced the 50 remaining workers there to seek shelter and temporarily suspend the work to cool down reactors. >> i think the very imminent dangers to those people who live around and also may have a more profound effect for the people who live even hundreds or thousands of miles away. >> reporter: buss are evacuating people living miles a
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Mar 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
recovering in a hospital. today people across japan held a moment of silence to mark one week since the quake and tsunami struck. >>> the disaster is only beginning to take its toll on automakers worldwide. one u.s. plant has temporarily shut down and that may be just the beginning. the disaster has already forced toyota to stop production until at least next week in japan. about 70% of vehicles sold in the u.s. are north american made. however, the new prius hybrid is assembled in japan. some dealers already taking advantage of expected shortages. >> you're going to see a price spike certainly in the popular models. >> reporter: general motors has temporarily shut down a truck plant in louisiana because they could not get enough japanese made parts. ford motor company has not been affected yet. >> we have had no production disruptions, but we're going to continue to monitor, continue to work with our suppliers and minimize any impact on our operations and i think the whole industry will go through that and this will be a situation that will play itself out literally over the next days and we
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Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
and asked for forgiveness during the sentencing. >>> is a nuclear core breach underway at japan's nuclear plant? several workers suffered skin burns today when they came in contact with water that had radioactive levels 10,000 times higher than they should be. the increased levels are blamed on suspected breach in the plant's unit three reactor. tom fitzgerald was at the japanese embassy and has details from the satellite center. tom. [ no audio ] obviously, having trouble with tom fitzgerald's microphone there. >>> more from him as soon as we can get that fixed. >>> on the news edge at 6, the cherry blossom festival takes on new meaning after the tragic events in japan. plus. >>> ready to assist the 600 -- hundreds deployed over the -- now. >> another reporter overcome by slurred speech on air. and a new study shows which illegal drug is connected to an alarming increase in emergency room visits. we're back in a moment. my "me time" is when i thought i parked on level 2. or maybe 8? my "me time" is when there's a 10% chance of rain! [ cellphone rin
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Mar 13, 2011 10:00pm EDT
tonight in japan. the search for survivors continues as the death toll climbs. now there's a struggle to cool nuclear reactors and atomic power plants after friday's earthquake and tsunami. as if the destruction and loss of life wasn't bad enough, japan is trying to cool down the racketers. i'm will thomas. >> this is the third day and the situation remains critical as the melt down fears loom and aftershocks continue. here's the update from japan. >> reporter: a potential nuclear disaster threatening japan. officials say one racketed reactor has possibly melted. authorities in japan have been using sea water to cool down two reactors at the facility, after friday's earthquake and tsunami damaged the cooling system. the government has evacuated about 200,000 people in the area. >>(translator): it appears the gauge is not showing the water level is rising, despite the fact they continue the sea water injection. >> reporter: this, as another nuclear facility reports problems. an emergency was declared at the power plant. there's also a report the cooling system at the third nuclear plan
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Mar 15, 2011 5:00pm EDT
that they noticed. >> reporter: the dangerous levels of radiation coming from the crippled reactors have japan's prime minister ordering 140,000 people to stay indoors. >> radiation has spread from the -- the reading of the level seems very high. >> reporter: officials say radiation from the plant spiked to levels dangerous to humans, after losing the ability to cool the plant's fuel road error errors. >> the device to cool the fuel rods is disfunctioned and at one point in time, the water level started to fall and the fuel rods were exposed above the water. >> reporter: while the nuclear crisis appears to be growing worse every day, the white house maintains that president obama has full confidence in the efforts the japanese government has taken. >> i have no reason to say that he's not and that chordination is deep in many ways. >> reporter: on the ground, the search for survivors continues. the chief of the fairfax county search-and-rescue team called in to fox 5 morning news today from japan. >> how many people have you been able to come across and rescue? do you have any idea or count h
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Mar 18, 2011 10:00pm EDT
tactics the u.s. and japan are using to prevent a disasterous meltdown. >>> there's evidence that radiation from the nuclear disaster in japan is now reaching the united states mainland. meantime crews in japan are desperately trying to reconnect electricity to that tsunami battered fukushima nuclear complex to prevent a meltdown. fox's david piper has the latest. >> very low levels of radiation are now being detected in southern california believed to have come from the troubled fukushima nuclear power plant in japan. many experts had expected radioactivity to reach u.s. soil sometime this week, but maintained it would dissipate to levels that pose no threat. the environmental protection agency is sending additional radiation monitors to the west coast to keep tabs on future levels. the news comes as the nuclear regulatory commission announced they will conduct a comprehensive review of all the nuke plants in the u.s. one energy executive says he welcomes the review. >> we have confidence that were we to have something even beyond the regulatory framework we are well positio
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Mar 28, 2011 9:00am EDT
the nuclear disaster in japan. airborne radio active materials were first detected on the west coast, now an even more dilute amount has been found in maryland. the state said they will pay special attention to food, water, milk and the air. maryland secretary of health said the trace amounts were routinely picked up by air monitoring sensors and adds it is not enough to pose a health risk. virginia officials say there are no levels of radiation in the commonwealth. >>> and in japan, contamination in the ocean has spread farther than previously thought. crews have resumed efforts to pump out contaminated water. both japan and china are monitoring food and water for possible radiation. fox's dominique denatalie has the latest from japan. >> reporter: families are returning to pick up the pieces. >> we came to look for my ring. my husband found them in a drawer in a wreckage of our home. >> reporter: but for all of the sentimental tokens found, many more meaningful ones have been lost. >> we also had a pet, a dog that everyone loved, but it became a victim of the tsunami. we couldn't save i
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Mar 17, 2011 4:25am EDT
sarah. >>> now to the latest on the unfolding disaster in japan. military helicopters are dropping water on the crippled nuclear reactors trying to cool rods and replenish water in cooling pools and also reconnect power lines. meanwhile, the state department is going to evacuate u.s. citizens out of japan. the u.s. is telling all americans within 50 miles of that plant to move. >>> now to a developing story this morning. an explosion outside of a home in potomac. this happened in the 9200 block of inglewood drive. shortly after 9:00 p.m., a hazardous material unit was called to the scene because an unusual odor that was reported. the incident is under investigation still. >>> some other top stories, a major shakeup in the gray administration. major gray asked for and received the resignation of the chief of staff, gerri hall. she is widely blamed for the administration's missteps during the first two months in office that includes the hiring of political appointees children and giving higher than legal salaries to them. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is leaving her post in 2012 e
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Mar 13, 2011 9:00am EDT
this morning. stay tuned for fox news sunday. >> chris: i'm chris wallace, and this is "fox news sunday." japan is rocked by a huge earthquake, and then a devastating tsunami. that killed hundreds and damaged two nuclear plants. we'll have the latest from japan and talk with a nuclear safety expert. then congress deadlocks over the budget as gas prices climb. we'll discuss both with the senate top republican mitch mcconnell. two budget hawks sell a bipartisan plan to cut the deficit. we'll sit down with senators mark warner and saxby chambliss. plus, the latest on libya. what can and should president obama do to oust muammar gaddafi? we'll ask our sunday panel. and our power player of the week. the undercover provacateur strikes again. all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again, from fox news in washington. here is the latest on the situation in japan. officials there now fear more than 10,000 people may have been killed in the earthquake and the tsunami. they are fighting partial meltdown at two nuclear reactors and more than 170,000 people have been evacuated from around the plants a
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Mar 17, 2011 5:00am EDT
of the on time traffic. >>> the disaster in japan, the united states now chartering flights to get americans out of japan because of dangers posed by radiation. >>> helicopter crews have been dropping sea water over the plant. but they can only hover 40 minutes at a time. >>> police are getting ready to use water trucks to spray water on the reactors from the found. all of the reactors are in trouble and u.s. officials say it's more serious than the worst u.s. accident in u.s. history. >> the events unholding in -- unfolding in japan incidents actually appear to be more serious than three mile island. to what extent we don't really know now. >> they are also working this morning to restore electricity to the plant to restart the cooling system. >>> also other earthquakes that occurred. two felt in chile in canada, no damage there. another in the south pacific about 1,000 miles east of australia. it was 17 miles under the sea floor and officials say there was no danger in this case of a tsunami. >>> now to a developing story out of montgomery county. there was an explosion outside after a home th
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Mar 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
of the u.s. government as japan struggles with the nuclear nightmare. today at the white house the president announced new measures to deal with this crisis but it comes as the u.s. and japan seem to dedifferring to be differing on how bad this crisis is. tom has this report. >> reporter: sean the president signed a book of condolence before meeting with the japanese ambassador but the focus of this crisis clearly remains halfway around the world as crews tonight are working to prevent a meltdown. >>> once again helicopter crews at risk of radiation continue to drop ocean water on the reactor trying to cool it down. japanese cruisers zeroing in on the number 3 reactor, trying to refill a pool of water which had protected its fool rods. they are at risk of overheating if they remain exposed and give off even more radiation. >> with the water funneled into the pool we believe it will help to cool down the fuel. >> reporter: in washington president obama came here to sign a book of condolence and pledge support. >> we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the west coa
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Mar 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
on the disaster in japan, japan is now asking the united states for help in stopping the crisis at the nuclear plant. the chief of the united nations atomic energy agency is calling the disaster a quote race against the clock that demands global cooperation. on the ground military trucks are spraying the reactors with water for a second day. many are worried about the radiation and more americans are returning home. >> reporter: the lines at the tokyo airport are long. for some the fear of being exposed to harmful radiation has become too much to handle. >> we've been advised by the u.s. ambassador and by a nuclear expert friend of mine that we should get out for now. otherwise, we wouldn't leave, because we love it here. we don't want to leave. >> it's for my children i'm scared. >> reporter: some flights from japan are bringing trace amounts of radiation with them, including o'hare and chicago. >> does it concern you that they've found trace radiation levels on peoplecoming back on these planes from japan from tokyo? >> well i guess i didn't know that. so yeah that is a little concerning. su
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